The University of Vienna (20 faculties and centres, 179 fields of study, approx. 10.000 members of staff, about 90.000 students) seeks to fill the position from 01.11.2022 of a

University Assistant (post doc)
at the Department of Sociology

Reference number: 13301

The Department of Sociology combines scientific research and teaching at the University of Vienna. The Department of Sociology, a subunit of the Faculty of Social Sciences, is influenced by the historical traces of the Viennese Sociology, which is dedicated to the understanding of social problems, empirical research and sociological theory. The Department announces a vacant University Assistant post-doc position within the field of Political Sociology.

Duration of employment: 6 year/s

Extent of Employment: 40 hours/week
Job grading in accordance with collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 lit. b (postdoc) with relevant work experience determining the assignment to a particular salary grade.

Job Description:
Active participation in research, teaching and administration in the area of political sociology. This involves
- Developing and strengthening the independent research profile
- Involvement in research projects / research studies
- International publications and presentations
- Responsibility for project applications and the acquisition of third-party funding
- Preparing / writing a (publication-ready) habilitation thesis
- Independent teaching of courses as defined by the collective agreement
- Supervision of students
- Participation in evaluation measures and quality assurance
- Involvement in the department administration as well as in teaching and research administration

- Doctoral degree/ PhD in sociology or similar
- Social scientific competencies in one or more of the following research areas: political sociology, sociological theory, societal polarization, civil sphere theory
- Publication in high-ranking international journals
- Strong expertise in the application of qualitative methods of analysis, especially document analysis and interpretive methods
- Experience in designing, acquiring and implementing research projects
- Willingness to acquire third-party funding
- Enthusiasm for excellent teaching
- Excellent command of written and spoken English
- High ability to express yourself both orally and in writing
- IT user skills
- Ability to work in a team

Desirable qualifications are
- Teaching experience / experience of working with e-learning
- Knowledge of university processes and structures
- Experience abroad
- Experience in designing, acquiring and implementing international research projects
- Experience in research methods and academic writing

Application documents

- Letter of Motivation including ideas for a prospective habilitation project
- Academic curriculum vitae, including information about: education, degrees, relevant professional experience, and "esteem factors" (e.g. experiences as a publisher, functions in research societies or programme committees)
- Full list of publications, including: highlight and separately list five key publications
- List of scientific talks: lectures and presentations at international conferences
- Third-party funding: complete list of acquired third-party funded projects as PI (role, subject, duration, funding agency, funding volume) (if available)
- Academic Teaching and Supervision: list courses taught and theses supervised (if available)
- List of publications, evidence of teaching experience (if available)
- Degree certificates
- Description of research interests and research agenda
- Contact details of people who could provide a letter of reference

Research fields:
Main research field
Special research fields Importance
Political sociology MUST

Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna ( no later than 12.07.2022, mentioning reference number 

For further information please contact Pospech Durnova, Anna +43-1-4277-49220, Zalto, Anna Katharina +43-1-4277-49205.

The University pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity ( The University lays special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants.

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